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Monitor turns on then off quickly

Princeton Digital VL2017 Model L203

When I power the monitor on the led turns green and the screen illuminates and then quickly goes dark, but right before it goes dark I see a 1" spectrum of many colors running vertically. then the led goes to yellow. I have opened it up checked the board connections and see nothing burned or discolored. when I power it on with the back open I can see that the backlights are still illuminating for 3 seconds before it turns off. I have tried it on several computers using both the VGA and the DVI connection with multiple different cables. This happened over the weekend and none of the other computers had any problems so I do not know if this might have been a power surge. Does anyone have any Ideas what might need to be fixed or replaced?

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  • Chandler Jan 14, 2009

    So I feel stupid I took it home and plugged it into my computer and it
    powers on and stays on back lights work great, but you see vertical
    lines all over and more appear when you press the menu button. also
    when you plug it in as a second monitor and tell it to identify the
    pixels get brighter with what would be the number 2. I was wondering
    could it possibly be that the video input board is bad and not sending
    the proper signal to the LCD monitor, possibly the processor chip? both
    cable types give signal to the monitor. the Inverter board only seems
    to go to the back lights so I don't think that could be the problem. I
    also pulled the boards up and looked at both sides, no bad solder
    joints, no bloated caps, nothing burned or discolored.

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From your description of the issue, the LCD and or hte inverter has failed. If less than a year old, contact Princeton Digital for warranty repair, if outside 1 year, it is likely cheaper to replace than repair

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